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Line One features local physicians and national subject experts from the fields of child care, mental health, nutrition, pharmacology, surgery and more. Join our hosts as they discuss these topics with their guests and live callers. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and are encouraged to email questions during the live broadcasts.

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Listen to Line One on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, AK.
Wednesdays LIVE at 10:00 a.m. and repeating at 8:00 p.m.

Growing up in a highly-public world | Line One

On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton explores the way living in a highly publicized world can impact mental health and development.

Wisdom gone wild | Line One: Your Health Connection

Rea Tajiri tells the story of the 16 years she spent caring for her mother with dementia.

Long-term acute care and rehabilitation | Line One: Your Health Connection

Host Dr. Justin Clark and his guests explore the resources in Alaska for long term care and rehabilitation.

Motivation, parenting, and learning from mistakes | Line One: Your Health Connection

Host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest how to accept and address our own flaws, while teaching kids to do the same.

Line One: A personal journey through breast cancer diagnosis

Host Dr. Jillian Woodruff hears a personal story from her guest, Angel Wallis, about navigating a breast cancer diagnosis.

Line One: Women’s health and cancer

The right balance of nutrition, exercise, and supportive connection has a huge impact on health outcomes for women with cancer.

Line One: Addiction and recovery for men

The CDC estimates that 13% of men in the US meet the criteria for having a substance use disorder and that men account for more than three quarters of deaths from excessive drinking. Excessive alcohol and drug use in men also leads to increases in domestic violence, sexual assault, and an increased risk of suicide. On this Line One, Host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest discuss the ways addiction affects men and what can be done to overcome it.

Line One: Treating and detecting breast cancer

Breast cancer is a complex and wide-ranging class of cancer, with many different types, treatments, and detection methods, but as with any cancer, it’s best to catch it as early as possible. October is breast-cancer awareness month, but monitoring for the signs and preventing risk is a year-round job. On this Line One host Dr. Jillian Woodruff and her guest discuss screening for, and treating, breast cancer.

Line One: Parenting through technology addiction

Social media and technology are everywhere in today’s day and age, but more than ever, young people are getting access to these earlier and earlier in life. Excessive social media use in children can have long-lasting impacts on their mental, behavioral, and even physical health. How can parents prevent their children from becoming technology-addicted, and what can be done for those who already are? On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton explores these questions and more with a technology addiction specialist.

Line One: Updates on the Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Justin Clark was joined by Coleman Cutchins, who is the lead pharmacist for the Alaska Department of Health and the office of substance abuse and misuse and Venus Woods, Director of HIV Prevention & Education for the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A's). They discussed updates on the opioid epidemic including synthetics like fentanyl, counterfeit prescription pills, and opioid overdose reversal drugs.